Notable Treatise on the Roman Law Concerning Property Left to a Husband or Wife Peck, Pieter [1529-1589]. De Testamentis Coniugum Libri Quinque; Adiectae Sunt Summaria Indicesq[ue] duo Locupletissimi, Argumentorum Unus, Alter Verborum, Rerum, Sententiarumq[ue] Insignium. Cologne: Apud Ioannem Gymnicum, 1585. [xvi], 514,  pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent polished calf, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block, title page mounted and re-hinged. Light rubbing to extremities, some toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, early private-library bookplate to verso of title page, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. A nice copy. $950. * Second (or third) edition, one of two imprints from 1585, the other published in Namur. First published in 1564, De Testamentis analyzes the Roman laws that govern property bequeathed to a husband or wife in a will. Educated at the University of Leuven, Peck was a judge of the High Court of Mechelen. Later editions were published in 1599, 1627 and 1665. All are scarce. OCLC locates 2 copies of the 1585 Cologne imprint in North America (at the Morgan Library and the University of Chicago), none of the Namur imprint. This imprint not in Dekkers. Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts P1098.
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